University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering


A bio-based revolution is underway that will fundamentally change how we produce and consume food, feed, fiber, materials, chemicals, fuel and energy. With interdisciplinary expertise and a demonstrated track record in innovation and collaboration, the Department is poised for institutional and national leadership in bio-based economy and ecological health.

Faculty research is divided into four key strategic program areas that align with faculty interests, expertise, departmental mission, and personal vision. Click on each to learn more.

Bioproducts and Renewable Energy Mini Graphic

 Bioprocessing, Bioproducts and Renewable Energy

Evironment and Ecology Mini Graphic

 Environment and Ecology

Advanced Building Systems Mini Graphic

 Advanced Building Systems and Energy Efficiency

Food Processing Mini Graphic

 Food Production, Processing, Safety and Security